"You look like you’re talking into a piece of toast" Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD wrote.
When Samsung first debuted its giant-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note, in 2011, many reviewers were laughing. Given the Note's international success -- Strategy Analytics has it as the fifth best-selling smartphone in the world -- it's safe to say that it is Samsung who's laughing now.
As initial reviews of the third Galaxy Note roll in this morning (you can read a good one here, and another good one here), let's take a look back at the best disses, and most dismissive sneers, of the original Galaxy Note.
As mentioned, Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD wasn't quite taken with the device. "The Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t for everyone, and I can’t recommend it as the main mobile phone for most people," he wrote. Mossberg saw the Note as a "tweener" device that wasn't quite good enough at being either of the two things it was attempting to hybrid, remarking that, "It isn’t a very practical phone and, as a tablet, it can’t match the experience of the iPad, which is more spacious and has over 150,000 apps designed for it," and, "When you hold it up to your ear, it pretty much covers the entire side of your face"